The clean fragrances you need to know about if you find every scent offensive
Fragrances are a little like Justin Bieber’s back catalogue: absolutely delightful if you’re a fan, incredibly offensive if you’re not. Scent is super subjective – what smells amazing to one person might be overwhelmingly off-putting to another, and whilst we often think of perfume as a personal choice, said scent is actually shared publicly from the moment we step out the door. You know when someone sits next to you on public transport and it smells as if they’ve literally bathed in bergamot? Not ideal. It feels as if your senses have been sucker punched and you find yourself suddenly deeming the rest of the way to work “walkable” based on the fact your nostrils would rather cop cold, (somewhat) fresh air over the human citrus fruit sitting beside you. So what’s one to do if they actually hate every perfume ever made with undying passion? Go clean. Clean scents are literally designed for people who cannot stand fragrance. In the scent world, clean is conceptual: think light, airy, crisp concoctions that make you smell just like freshly laundered linen, just-fallen rain or fresh, clean air. They’re remarkably unremarkable – no headaches, no nausea and most importantly, no scent-related death stares. Pure genius.